Hamilton surprised with 80th birthday celebration last Saturday

By Modene Smith Just how do you plan a surprise birthday party with all the friends and relatives while living with this very “savvy” husband?  Beth Hamilton planned, organized, called, and successfully pulled it off, a surprise 80th birthday party for Neil Hamilton. As a crowd of over 100 persons gathered in Cabool Senior Center…

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Cartwright honored for 21 years on library board

Florence Cartwright of Cabool was honored this week on her retirement from the Texas County Library Board. Cartwright served on the library board for 21 years. “Florence was also a very big influence, and supporter of the new library building built in 1986, and was once again a huge part of the newest renovation in…

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Free movie in the park Saturday evening

Cabool Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a free outdoor family movie night on Saturday, July 20 at Roberts Park. It is being sponsored by MS Propane. A family-friendly movie will start at approximately 9:00 p.m. “You will want to be there early to get a good spot,” Chamber director Rosanna Hathaway said. Concessions will…

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Woman given 8-year sentence for party in 2017 murder of teen

A Cabool woman was sentenced July 10 to eight years in prison for her part in the death of a Houston teenager in September 2017. Briana Calderas, 26, admitted guilt on May 9 to abandonment of a corpse, concealing a felony, and tampering with physical evidence. She had originally been charged with first-degree murder and…

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Fun Horse Show this Saturday evening

Cabool Saddle Club will be having a Fun Horse Show Saturday, July 20, at 5:00 p.m. at the Cabool Saddle Club Arena. There will be classes from stick horse races to speed races and judging classes as well. There is a $2.00 entry fee. Admission is $2.00 at the gate with those under age seven…

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Thomas Doty, 87 – Passed July 11, 2019

Thomas “Tom” Doty, 87, of Cabool, Missouri, and formerly of Harvard, Illinois, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Thomas was born December 20, 1931 in Beloit, Wisconsin, with most of his growing years at St. Vincent’s Home in Freeport, Illinois, before becoming a foster son to William and Frances Hooper. Tom…

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Dona Merle Moody, 95 – Passed July 10, 2019

Dona Merle Moody was born December 31, 1923 in Solo, Missouri, to Jud Reed and Bertha Marie (West) Smith. She passed away at the age of 95 on July 10, 2019 at The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek in Springfield, Missouri. Merle was the middle child of five girls. She grew up in the Solo and…

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Ula Maxine Hutsell, 88 – Passed July 8, 2019

Ula Maxine (Wilson) Hutsell, daughter of the late Clyde Ervin and Ola Mae (Tate) Wilson, was born July 20, 1930, in Dawson, Missouri, and passed away July 8, 2019, at Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She was 88 years, 11 months, and 19 days of age. Ula married William Frances “Bill” Hutsell…

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Marks on coaching staff for new semi-pro team

A former Cabool resident will be part of the coaching staff for the Midwest Defenders, a semi-professional eight-man adult football team coming to West Plains in the spring of 2020. The team will have players from all over the region and they invite anyone who would like to try out to attend the first open…

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